You’ll be saying “ahhhhh!” after seeing the jaws on this record holder.  

Phillip Angus is a teen from Boyertown, Pennsylvania (USA) who happens to have an extraordinary feature that sets him apart from his peers – the record for the largest mouth gape.  

The gape of a mouth is the distance between the upper and lower incisors.

Phillip's gape measurement is a whopping 9.52 cm (3.75 in), breaking the previous record held by fellow US teen Isaac Johnson, who had a gape of 8.8cm.  

Phillip first knew he had a larger mouth at the age of 9 or 10 when his friends began to joke about it – but now it’s officially the largest in the world!   

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It was first discovered when he was trying to pop his ears as a kid after having trouble hearing.  

Neither of his parents have a large mouth, so how he ended up with one remains a mystery.

He was first inspired to attempt the title after his friend saw the YouTube video for the former record holder Berndt Schmidt, and thought he had a good shot at breaking it.


Before formally applying for the record, he had his mother do an informal measurement to see if he even qualified as a competitor, and it turned out he most certainly did.   

“It feels pretty awesome to now have the record. When I first started attempting it, I was fairly sure I was going to get it, but having it feels so much more different because now I’m the best at it. No one else can beat me.”  - Phillip Angus

Phillip’s mom shared that a dentist had to help measure his mouth in order to officially obtain the title.  

During the appointment, his dentist exclaimed that she had never seen anything quite like the gape!  

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Phillip’s family are very excited he holds a Guinness World Records title; a first for their family. 

He doesn’t have his sights set on any other records just yet, but is open to trying more in the future that include his record-breaking asset! 

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